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Jack Perks

We need to leap over the beaver dam.

Jack Perks says, "One of the main concerns of many anglers is that beaver dams pose a physical ‘block’ on rivers and fish migration - preventing this most ancient and fundamental movement. I once had these thoughts."
Jamie Kingscott-Edmunds

Keeping up with the Castors

Jamie Kingscott-Edmunds says, "Releasing any animal into the wild can be quite a task...there are plenty of long days and sleepless nights before, and after, the final release."
Mike Blackmore

Of Casters and Castors

Mike Blackmore says, "Yes, we know how damaging artificial impoundments are on river ecology. However, to compare concrete weirs to woody dams is to compare chalk to cheese."
Jay Carter-Coles

Why We Should Be More Beaver

Maddie Stannard says, "Leaving the planet in a better state than we found it, both socially and environmentally, should be a goal universally shared, and by taking a leaf out of the beaver’s book, we can begin to emulate the same principles."
Dominic Buscall

Wild Ken Hill: Norfolk's debut beavers

Dominic Buscall says, "Each of these projects is significant in its own right, but what is most exciting about Wild Ken Hill is its potential scalability across lowland UK, and its ability to balance conservation and farming discourses."

Knapdale Beavers: history has its eyes on you

Rob Knott says, "As an obsessive naturalist, I find it easy to remember the dates of my first sightings of species."
Jennifer Mann RangerJennifer Mann

Beaver Watch

Jenny Mann says, "I can remember the excitement building each night and my failed attempts to contain the oh’s and ah’s of my visitors as they caught site of their first wild beaver."
Duncan Pepper Fishinguide ScotlandDuncan Pepper
Wild Swimming BrothersCalum Hudson

Wild Swimming with Beavers

Calum Hudson says, "The thought of wild swimming with beavers conjures up a magical and untouchable experience. It forces my mind to reach back into a primordial and bygone past where countless wild animals freely roamed the UK countryside."
Duncan Pepper Fishinguide ScotlandDuncan Pepper

Beavers and angling: from separation to assimilation

Duncan Pepper says, "It seems to me that anglers (especially trout and salmon anglers) should be clamouring to get beaver into their rivers - and where there are already beavers, they should be doing all they can to support their presence."